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Doctor insights on: Blood Thinning Effects Of Alcohol

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Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Coagulation: A study in 2005 showed that moderate Alcohol consumption interferes with the activation of platelets in the blood, preventing them from clumping together to cause clots in the arteries. This interference also slows the rate at which blood coagulates for beneficial reasons, such as in response to injuries, leading to a greater risk of hemorrhaging, especially during surgery.
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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


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Blood thinning effects of varying doses of aspirin”?

Blood thinning effects of varying doses of aspirin”?

Aspirin: Aspirin works by 'poisoning' platelets. Once all the platelets have been affected by the Aspirin, if you stop there will daily be more platelets entering circulation that are not 'poisoned'. This is why Aspirin is given daily. One whole aspirin (325mg) a day generally will ensure that all the platelets are hit. The 81mg/day dose is effective for about 80% of people. ...Read more

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Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Motrin mense: Thinning effect is very low compared to aspirin. Motrin can be used to treat severe menstrual cramps+pain. Always take with food to reduce effect of ulcer causing from all anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more

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Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Yed: Celebrex does not have an effect on platelets. All the other anti-inflammatory medications that are called NSAIDs like Motrin Naprosyn etc. Do Tylenol is not anti-inflammatory but is analgesic and does not have blood thinning ...Read more

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Do aspirin's blood thinning effects make it dangerous during my period?

Do aspirin's blood thinning effects make it dangerous during my period?

Aspirin: Aspirins platelet inhibition generally doesn't cause much increase in period bleeding. Some people have different clotting balance and if you are having heavy bleeding on asa, check with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

Acetylsalicylic acid: Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an old standby for acne & is the active ingredient at ~ 2% in most otc face washes. It works by loosening old skin cells & opening blocked pores. I would be reluctant to make your own paste as the material in higher strengths is painted on warts to destroy them. (& would likely burn burn the skin)skin application has negligible effect on the blood. ...Read more

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I m on blood thinning medicine?

What is the question: The indication for blood thinning medication in your case? Medications to thin bld are of few categories - aspirin, coumadin (warfarin), plavix, (clopidogrel) medications that alter shape and flexibility of red blood cells called hemorheology altering agents- example trental (pentoxyphylline) and injection forms blood thinnners - Heparin -conventional and low molecular weight form- a more refined ones are there. ...Read more

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Does yucca cause blood thinning?

Does yucca cause blood thinning?

Probably not: Webmd lists no bleeding issues with yucca. The national institutes of health national center for alternative and complementary medicine has no listing for yucca or any of its alternative names. I doubt that it has ever been closely scrutinized. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more

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What may be the cause for a B12 of 1003 and an aptt level of 35. I am not on any meds for blood thinning?

Maybe nothing.: Elevated B12 levels usually are of no significance. The usual cause in a diet high in b12. A pathologic reason is rare, and would typically be much higher. The PTT of 35 seconds is borderline high, and might still be normal, or could be indicative of a mild inherited or acquired bleeding disorder. If the PTT was done to evaluate bruising or bleeding, further studies would be in order. ...Read more

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Can 5-loxin cause blood thinning?

Unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more

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What foods can slow blood thinning?

Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin).). ...Read more

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Which medicines will cause blood thinning?

Anticoagulation: None cause thinning, but for anticoagulation which people colloquially call 'thinning' there are many, heparin, warfarin, pradaxa, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and others ...Read more

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Will darvocet affect blood thinning?

Will darvocet affect blood thinning?

Darvocet: Do you take a blood thinner? None of the common side effects for this medication state that; and it does not appear to interact with blood thinners. ...Read more

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Does vicodin have blood thinning qualities?

No: There is nothing in hydrocodone or Acetaminophen (the ingredients of vicodin) that alters blood clotting. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

No: There are some blod dyscrasias but no known blood thinng properties. But if you are having a problem be sure there is no a drug interaction that tizanidine could be cusing another drugs to exhibit blood thinning effcts. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning or thickening chemicals found in green tea?

No: Not that I'm aware of. Green tea does have anti-oxidants though. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more